Somebody please help me.... ha ha

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  1. mikerotten

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    ok.... so im running Cubase 5 on a HP pavilion dv7 laptop (2009 i think... maybe 10) aaannnddd i have a Tascam US-1641 audio interface.... i have two Alesis monitor one stuido monitors with an amp to run them aaand im kinda wondering how to set up my control room with that.....as of now i have the two monitor outs coming out of the stereo out puts 1 &2 out of the back of the Tascam, and two headphones coming out of the line out 3&4..... i watched a video on you tube to set up my control room i have one stereo and two mono outputs in my control room.... aaannnddd my metronome was gone before i set this up... i could not hear it at all and it really made me mad.... SO now i finally got my conrol room set up and i can hear the metronome BUT it only beeps for like a few measures and then stops!!.. somebody please help!! i just wanna get this set up and running lol.... im in the middle of recording my drum trax and it would be REALLY nice to have a click track! plus i just wanna get my Cubase running like it should be... thanks for reading guys and i hope i get a helpful response that can solve all my problems >.< ha ha
  2. Link555

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    Have you read the manual?
  3. mikerotten

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    the manual for Cubase? umm noo... lol i guess i should but i hate reading.. i learn more from like videos or somebody showing me..... buuuuttt the problem with manuals is... that they dont know what i have and what my set up is... and i would like someone to personally tell me how to set up my custom Cubase thing so i can get it right...
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    Soooo, if you don't like reading manuals, youuuuu are in the scheits...Soooo toooo speaaaakk..lol
    Man, I own Nuendo from version 1.5 and now I got N5 not too long ago. And guess what? I still had to and still do spend many hours reading and learning
    about those new functions from that manual. Idealy, you should now all functions and procedures by heart to be able to concentrate on music or mixing, etc..
    You can achieve that only by repeatedly consulting and learning from this 700 pages manual.
    This is just a small part of the trade you have to go through.
    Otherwise you end up in a forum, asking for help with a problem that is caused by the weakest link of your setup: the user....LOL...

    If you spend as much time with the book to find out about the metronom as I have to write this post, you will be able to fix it yourself and for the rest of your blessed life....
  5. djmukilteo

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    Check your project window....at the top of the window there is a slider to set the size of your time/beat for start/end of your recording...try dragging that slider to the right to like 4-5minutes or beats and see if the metronome plays then all the way through..that is in the manual and real easy to find just do a search in the PDF for metronome and it will tell you every option that can be adjusted and set for that....Pg85 I believe...
  6. mikerotten

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    ok thanks guys.... and i know i should read the manual and stuff, but i honestly just dont have the time or attention span to read all that lol... i watch alot of videos to try and learn, but you guys are correct, its user error im sure.... ill try that and see if it works and let you guys know.... thanks!!
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    But the manual has an index. And also if in PDF you can use the search feature for key words. You don't have to read the whole thing in one sitting.
  8. djmukilteo

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    I know reading is turning into a lost ability these days...LOL...youTube and video learning is much more entertaining and not as boring!1...Heheh
    One thing that might help is just opening the PDF Operations manual and doing a "search" ("Find" in PDF) for whatever topic your struggling with like the metronome...I don't think anybody could read and comprehend everything in that manual it is extremely detailed and explains every button/option contained in Cubase!
    I'm still trying to figure out the Warp features and all the editing options and then my eyes glaze over and I start fading fast and go back to playing my keyboard! LOL....I fully understand...
    If you can't get the metronome to work...just focus on reading that stuff and it will explain every feature for the metronome...I personally never use it as it is way too annoying....LOL
  9. HaHallur

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    If you're too lazy to read a few paragraphs.... find another hobby
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    I am looking to buy a trained monkey that can assist me in my recording project. You see, I do most of my tracking alone and get tired of pushing buttons. Just need the monkey to learn how to push record, undo record, play/stop and rew/ffw. So, if anyone has a pet trained monkey...I pay good money!! If the monkey can help me figure out this metronome thingy, then I will pay even more!! Look for that one on youtube ;-)
    You must read to learn these thingys... or at least hack at it till you get it. Asking more questions doesn't hurt, but it also just begets more questions.
  11. Big K

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    The best suited monkey to this would be an Audio Engineer...lol..
    It might be more expensive, but there's a huge advatage: most of them are house-trained, already...
    ;-)
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    Everybody approaches their equipment differently. Some people just like to dive in. Others will read the manual and any other available information before touching anything. I generally find myself somewhere in between that. I'll scan over a manual quickly just to get an overall idea. Then I'll go ahead and screw with it. When I get stuck, that's when I start hitting the manual harder. After all, certain pieces of equipment of certain genres generally have some things in common. If you have a talent for this, things make them easier to you. If you don't? You'll just have to work harder at it. And you may want to consider the many different professional opinions you'll receive here. There certainly is more than one way to do anything in audio.

    It's so cool I get to be a whore!
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  13. mikerotten

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    ha... yeah i agree with all of you guys.....But i DO have the manual and i did read the section on the metronome.... the only problem is... its not adsressing my situation lol.... beleive me... i come here as a last resort... i like to try and find things out on my own... but im completely stumped and i had some issuse earlier with Cubase and my computer.. soim wondering if its something within Cubase that im doing wrong orrrr if my computers just crapping out on it lol.... thanks guys for all yourr replies!
  14. dave_p

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    you need to read the Cubase manual. its that simple.

    what you have is a count in right now, not the metronome. you need to turn the metronome on. there are metronome and pre roll settings right on the transport window. thats about as much spoon feeding as you should get.
  15. dave_p

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    true, you may need to put newspaper down for live sound guys though.
  16. mikerotten

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    Nooooo..... i know how to set the metronome up and eveything... all settings are correct and i DO have precount on, BUT i also have the metronome on... the metronome plays for a few measures then then dissappears
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    Try turning off the precount while double triple checking that the metronome is indeed on. If the metronome works properly without the count in then that tells you something as well. If that were the case I'd look in the detailed settings/preferences for BOTH tools and make sure one isn't overriding the other.

    We aren't trying to imply anything other than we have all-and I mean every Mod and every experienced audio engineer-had those DOH! head slap moments.
  18. mikerotten

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    ha lol yeah i know... i get em all the time lol... and thanks.......ill give it a shot when i get home n let you guys know!
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    heres some screen shots... i made a video too.....

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    Looks great with great video! Now put up the proper embedded links.
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